Even though Lori Compas did not defeat Scott Fitzgerald in the June 5 recall election, she received 32,870 votes in an extremely red Wisconsin district. Regardless of the outcome, Compas ran a campaign to be proud of, a campaign powered by middle-class Wisconsinites rather than big-moneyed special interests.
Compas, a political neophyte and unknown, built [...]
The first time I met Lori Compas was in December of 2011 at a monthly OconDems meeting. I’ll never forget how excited we all were to shake the hand of the woman who had the guts to even attempt to recall Scott Fitzgerald. None of us knew what to expect at that point, but we [...]
The Capital Times has just endorsed Lori Compas for Wisconsin Senate over Republican incumbent Scott Fitzgerald. The endorsement is eloquently written and deserves to be read in its entirety (click here) but here are a few snippets from the editorial:
Compas would serve as a citizen-legislator. She is no careerist. She wants to fix things in Madison. [...]
Lori Compas kicks off her “Vote Your Values Tour” this weekend! Here is Compas’ statement about the event:
As I meet people around the district, I’m impressed by the respectful conversations we can have when we step away from the political ads and simply talk to each other. No matter where we stand on the [...]
According to a Compas campaign staffer, Scott Fitzgerald has just accepted the challenge to debate Lori Compas. This event is open to the public.
Date: May 23rd
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: Fort Community Credit Union, 100 W. Main Street (3rd floor), Jefferson Senior High School Auditorium, Jefferson, Wisconsin. Additional info, click here.
It’s probably not smart political strategy for a male politician to make misogynistic comments about his female challenger a few weeks before his recall election. But that’s exactly what Republican Senator Scott Fitzgerald did on Saturday. According to Clay Barbour, Wisconsin State Journal, Fitzgerald had this to say about his opponent:
For the record, Fitzgerald [...]
After handily defeating fake Democrat, Gary Ellerman, in the primary election today, Lori Compas looks forward to getting down to the business of beating Scott Fitzgerald (R) in the general election on June 5. From the Compas campaign:
Compas Wins Primary Against Fake Candidate
Moves on to Challenge Scott Fitzgerald
FORT ATKINSON, WI [...]
Citizens will gather in Jefferson, Wisconsin tomorrow to protest the fake Democrat running against Lori Compas in District 13. If you value integrity in our elections, this rally is for you!
What: “Fight the Fake” rally
Where: Jefferson County Courthouse – 320 S. Main Street
When: Tuesday, April 10, 11:45 am
Why: To protest Gary Ellerman, the [...]
The recall election for Senator Scott Fitzgerald (R) was certified on Friday, 3/30. Lori Compas had ten days to gather the required 400 signatures to get her name on the ballot to run against him. Amazingly, volunteers collected over 1,800 signatures this past weekend, more than four times the required amount. On Monday afternoon Compas [...]
Lori Compas anticipates that her election will be certified this Friday, 3/30/12. Once certified, she will begin collecting nomination signatures on Saturday, 3/31 (which will coincide nicely with her office openings).
If you’d like to volunteer to help collect signatures, sign up here.
Keep up with the Compas campaign by visiting www.loricompas.org.
Go, Lori, go!